Technology in Marine Science: ROVs

Dates: TBA 

Are you a middle or high school teacher or informal educator looking to add STEM activities or include robotics in your classroom? Join us to learn all about underwater robots or ROVs (remotely operated vehicles), and how ROVs are used to explore, research, and work in ocean waters.  In this multi-day workshop, we’ll spend time aboard DISL’s research vessels and see a research ROV in operation and talk with scientists who use ROVs in their research.  We’ll build a fully functional ROV from the circuit board up step by step and explore several relevant classroom activities that can get your students building, learning and developing skills. 

We request that teachers attend with a partner in order to sustain the investment at your school or organization. Partner teachers need not be science teachers - robotics, STEM, math and career tech partner teachers are particularly suitable.

Cost: $100 registration fee, refundable upon completion of the workshop (workshop tuition, meals, and housing are FREE)

Participants are required to purchase their own ROV kit (one per pair) and PVC frame supplies prior to the workshop.  Details for PVC will be provided in the workshop handbook. We will be working with the MATE Pufferfish ROV Kit (Rev 7).  Click here for details and to order your kit.

Please email or call (251) 861-2141 x7515 with any questions.

If any workshop is canceled due to low enrollment, all deposits will be refunded.

Sponsored by the Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium.

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